Joy Shaw

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Joy Shaw

Location: Ann Arbor, United States

Gender: F

Member Since: January 2018

Last online: April 2018

Open for read requests: Yes

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Last Updated Apr 25, 2018

“Orion’s Hunt” is posted!

Lots of snark with a bit of dark...

Raw, riveting, and realistic writing from my heart to yours. 

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“Pussy Reaper’s Revenge” won the booksie 2017-2018 Booksie Short Story Contest! 

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 2200 reads on my page! A huge hug to my readers who made this possible. Let’s make it to 3000!

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Working on an anthology of YA short stories — Brave Girls, Brave Tales.

Raised by Starlight, Pussy Reaper’s Revenge, Drowned by Deception, Freed by Fire and Orion’s Hunt are the first five. Stay tuned. More short stories are on the way!

 


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Welcome, friend! 

Thanks for entering my creative writing corner. I invite you to read my poetry, my essays and my young adult stories. Some topics challenge the fabric of our society. Others depict the real struggles of courageous girls learning to grow into strong women. 

Here, I recharge myself after lovely days of chasing my happy, curious, and sometimes mischievous three-year-old son, my miracle baby. Here, I escape and reveal the deepest parts of myself. 

A little about Joy Shaw – at the age of three, I wrote my first story about a mouse defeating a cat. That fearless mouse is me – the girl who survived abuse now thriving in a lovely life. A stay-at-home mom in the university town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, I cherish my child with my ever-supportive husband while writing snarky and realistic YA stories and while contributing monthly articles to a newsletter on www.finncamp.org. Call me adventurous a lot bit zany too, I love backpacking dangerous terrain, cross-country skiing, Finnish saunas and vacations to national parks. My life would not be complete without my family or without my writing.

I share my stories with you because everyone deserves a safe space to dream. Feel free to unwind, laugh, cry, think, enjoy a wonderful moment. May you be inspired! 

Warmly, 

Joy Shaw

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